2012 Lexus LFA review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 , 01:04:05 byEmil

Filed under LexusJapaneseSuperSportTuning

Lexus LFA

Lexus started deliveries of the LFA model with the Nurburgring package and the first one arrived in the UK. The identity of the owner was not revealed, but his car features a black cabin and a very interesting orange exterior. The carmaker offered a carbon fiber body kit and also very special alloy wheels. The engine was improves as well. Now the model is capable of developing 562 horsepower with its 4.8-liter V10 engine. All this amount of power enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds and to reach a top speed of 325 km/h. The carmaker really did a very good job with the new package. All output is being transferred to the wheels through a six-speed sequential transmission.


A British customer is the first in Europe to take delivery of the Lexus LFA supercar with a N?rburgring Package, one of just 50 examples that will be sold.

Finished in orange with a black interior, the model's exclusivity is matched by its track-focused performance and hand-crafted quality. Building on the speed and handling of the LFA, the N?rburgring Package adds a number of elements that increase downforce for sharper circuit performance, without compromising out-and-out speed.

It includes a front spoiler made from CFRP (carbon fibre reinforced plastic), a strong and lightweight advanced composite material, plus special mesh-type wheels with dedicated, high-grip tyres to improve manoeuvrability and stability. Maximum power from the LFA's 4.8-litre V10 engine has been increased from 552 to 562bhp (411 to 420kW), maintaining the car's 3.7-second nought to 62mph acceleration time and 202mph top speed.

The package has handsomely demonstrated its worth: last year Lexus undertook a performance check with professional driver Akira Iida driving the LFA around the N?rburgring's famous Nordschleife.